The Canterbury Puzzles

The Canterbury Puzzles

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"[...]of fancy. Readers will remember the riddle of the Sphinx, the monster of B otia who propounded enigmas to the inhabitants and devoured them if they failed to solve them. It was said that the Sphinx would destroy herself if one of her riddles was ever correctly answered. It was this: "What animal walks on four legs in the morning, two at noon, and three in the evening?" It was explained by dipus, who pointed out that man walked on his hands and feet in the morning of life, at the noon of life he walked erect, and in the evening of his days he supported his infirmities with a stick. When the Sphinx heard this explanation, she dashed her head against a rock and immediately expired. This shows that puzzle solvers[...].""show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 8.38mm | 272.15g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150771839X
  • 9781507718391

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44 ratings
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